PROGRAM DISTINCTIVENESS

The W.T. Beebe Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations promotes research, teaching and continuing education with emphasis on the theory and practice of enhanced cooperative methods in personnel and employment relations in both union and nonunion environments. The Beebe Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations offers degree programs in employment relations and human resource management at the Ph.D. and Master's levels.

Business in Literature Graduate Course uses poetry, fiction, and essay to teach management concepts, leadership, and problem-solving skills. The course challenges students to examine their assumptions about organizations and their role as future managers and leaders. Works of literature are used as a background for discussing contemporary business issues.

Carl R. Zwerner Chair of  Family-Owned Enterprises, established in 1987, develops and delivers academic courses, executive education programs, research projects and other special programs related to the special challenges of small and family-owned businesses.

Management Studies Abroad Program provides students an opportunity to learn firsthand about the experiences and perspectives of managers in Germany and/or Great Britain. The Program identifies and analyzes economic, social, political, technological and cullture forces, and the impact on theory and practice of management.  Students examine, compare, and contrast cross-cultural management issues and challenges for a diversity of industries. The experience of interviewing managers in Germany and/or Great Britain adds a significant dimension to the Program.

Human Resources RoundTable was established by members of the Management Department/Beebe Institute, Center for Executive Education, and Graduate Business Placement Office. It is composed of more than twenty(20) top Human Resource executives from major metropolitan Atlanta enterprises. The RoundTable meets monthly, and presents a forum in which its members can interact to explore leading critical, strategic issues in human resources, share ideas and problem solving approaches; receive research assistance from faculty on topics of interest,  and enhance  organizational effectiveness.

Phi Chi Theta was found in 1924 to promote the cause of higher business education and training for all individuals; to foster high ideals for everyone pursuing a career in business; to encourage fraternity and cooperation among people preparing for such careers; and to stimulate the spirit of sacrifice and unselfish devotion to the attainment of such ends.